The folks at Jabra have been good to me. They sent me a JX10 headset to evaluate. This is a great little headset, but it is soooo much more as well.
The headset itself is small and light, but very easy to use. The answer/hang-up button is located in the indent on the bottom of the headset. There is no button in the top indent - it is just there to make it easy to find and press the button. There are volume controls on the back of the ear piece, as is the USB connector for charging.
I've paired this with my Dopod C710 Smartphone and it works a treat - but as I said before there is so much more to this baby. Lets take a look at what is in the box.
In addition the the usual assortments of cables and chargers that you find with every Bluetooth headset is something called "the hub". That is this oblong box on the left. This enables you to use the JX10 headset with your desk phone as well as your mobile phone! How cool is that?
Looking closer at the hub...
The top cover comes off and reveals controls that let you tune the headset to the desk phone and adjust the headset volume.
Depending on your phone you may not use all the ports on the front. If your phone has a headset port you just use one cable to connect the hub to the phone. If it does not then you plug the handset into the hub and the hub into the phone - you can use it either way. To make or answer a call on the desk phone you hit the button on the headset and then either hit the headset button on the phone (if you have one) or lift the receiver if you don't. To answer a call on your mobile phone you just press the answer button. You can also redial and voice dial from the headset if your mobile if you device supports those functions. One little gotcha is that when you finish a call on your desk phone you need to remember to hit the headset button on the phone and the hang up button on the headset. You get use to this soon enough.
The cable you need to connect the hub to your desk phone is, of course, included.
Also included is a charger that can either plug in directly to the headset or into the included desktop stand.
Another little gotcha here is that you need to make sure the headset is off when you charge it (as stated in the manual). I have found that if you charge it while the headset is switched on then the next time you try to answer the desk phone it does not bring the audio to the headset. It does not really matter as the battery life is spectacular so there is no need to have the headset sitting on the charger all day.
There is also a USB cable so that you can charge your headset when are on the go. I love the way that the cable actually has a little "Jabra" label on the cable so that you can find the right cable in your kit bag with ease. That is such a simple and practical little touch, and they are often the best.
All told I am very impressed with this little unit - it is small, functional, stylish and very innovative. Best of all - it just works!